A big part of my sessions last year were cake smash sessions or 1st birthday sessions. I absolutely adore this type of shoot, because no matter how long you’ve been doing this, this is the one type of session you seriously have no control over whatsoever, and it’s 100% baby-in-control-mode for me as a photographer. I thought I’d share some of my favorite behind-the-scenes shots from last year and funny enough – most of them are cake smash behind-the-scenes shots. Oh the fun we had. :) To schedule YOUR baby’s 1st birthday or cake smash session, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and come visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/angierayphotography to see my latest session sneak peeks! xo
Aayla… love her name, love her family, love everything about this little girl. This was her third session with me and I cannot wait for the next one. She has such a super cute personality; so laid-back and sweet, and her gorgeous eyes and perfect skin give me baby fever every time I see her. We had a fun time at Marietta’s Life College and I’m in love with every single shot from this session. See you again soon, Miss A.!
Handsome Mister Will, what a perfect little baby to photograph he was.. so sleepy and content, and even when he did wake up, he was all smiles and so serene – a photographer’s dream. I especially love that I got to use some of the family’s furniture and even Will’s four-legged big brother jumped into some of the shots! It doesn’t get much better than that.
Such a beautiful day it was when we headed out to do Jessica’s maternity pictures. The cherry trees were in full bloom so I just had to take advantage of that – doesn’t she look stunning?
These two are such a sweet couple. I was very excited when I learned that I’d also have the pleasure of photographing their little girl once she had made her arrival. I can’t wait to meet Baby Cora!
Mr Dylan’s was another one of my outdoor newborn sessions of 2012. He did so fantastic in the sweltering Georgia heat, I almost want to say he was more comfortable outside than inside! Nevertheless we had a wonderful time and the fact that not only have I seen him back since then for his 3-months session – this weekend will be his 6-months session, which makes me happy and sad at the same time. Happy because I get to see his sweet little face again and sad because that means we’re already halfway through his one-year baby plan.. Time flies, let me tell you. Here a few favorites from his very first session with me, at just eight days old.
Can’t wait to see you again this weekend, little man! xo
Oh Miss Emma, isn’t she the cutest? I’ve known this little beauty since she was a wee newborn – in fact, her newborn pictures were the first newborn pictures I’ve ever done! Time flies, that’s for sure. Here she is now, a gorgeous 5year old with an attitude so spunky and radiant, she can light up a room. As always, she kept me on my toes but rewarded me (and her mommy) with some crazy cute shots – here some of my faves:
I cannot believe how badly I’ve been neglecting my beloved blog! I had planned on keeping it going and updated through my baby break but I admit my heart wasn’t in it in the end and I decided to just wait until after baby Eliot was born before posting.
So here I am, and I’ve got TONS to catch up on. First off, can you say G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.? Momma-to-be Courtney and husband T.K. came to see me out at Leita Thompson Memorial Garden back in March. We had a lot of fun and I can’t help but wonder what people were thinking that saw us (me, the already very pregnant lady and Courtney, also visibly pregnant) :D
Anyway, here some of my many many favorite shots from this wonderful and fun maternity session:
I bet you can tell I am incredibly excited about baby Israel’s arrival, which is pretty much going to happen any day now! Can’t wait to see you guys again, Courtney and T.K., and meet your little man!
Remember Patty, the glowing, gorgeous mom-to-be I photographed late last fall? Well, here is the little man responsible for all that glow: Meet Oliver. I am in love. ;)
Although not too sleepy, he was so very easy to work with and oh so handsome. I got to try out some of my newest props, like baby bow ties and newborn crown, as well as some of mom’s own props! So much fun!
I had an incredibly hard time choosing my favorite shots for this blog post but I hope it gives you a glimpse into how much I love my job.. ;)
When Brittany first contacted me about scheduling a maternity session, I knew I wanted to find us a somewhat special location. As you may or may not know, I am still sort of building my maternity portfolio and, having had 100% indoor as well as part indoor part outdoor sessions recently, I wanted to put a little twist on it. I scouted this amazingly beautiful area around Lake Acworth and B. said she was all for it so this is where we went. We had near perfect weather – not too sunny, not too cloudy and I was very happy with our results. Thanks for coming out and for being a wonderful trooper, Brittany, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your pregnancy as well as your pictures ;)
Here are some of my favorites (notice the momma duck with her mini ducklings? SO cute, right? And SO fitting! LOL)
Wishing you all the best!
Meet: James. I recently awarded him with the “Cutest Kid Ever” award on my facebook (well, no, not really, but I should, and he’d totally deserve it, too!) and forced his mom to grant me eternal rights to take his picture because I so love his little face. He is one of the happiest little boys I’ve ever met and his smile, I swear, can light up an entire room, bah, what am I saying, the entire county!
Long story short, after a couple of complications on all sides I finally got a chance to take his 1st-year pictures and we went to a tiny little area here in my neighborhood to do that.
It was late afternoon and just as I had hoped the light was absolutely fantastic – warm and golden and beautiful, just like our little birthday boy.
Take a look at some of the shots we got, isn’t he the most handsomest (is that a word?) mini-man ever? I know, right? Oh and James, it’s ok to slow down the growing-up now, it’s been too fast a year already. Promise us you’ll stay just like this for a little while longer!